Tom Sharky is a narcotics cop in Atlanta who's demoted to vice after a botched bust. In the depths of this lowly division, while investigating a high-dollar prostitution ring, Sharky stumbles across a mob murder with government ties, and responds by assembling his downtrodden fellow investigators (Sharky's "machine") to find the leaders and bring them to justice before they kill off all his partners and witnesses, including Sharky himself. Written by
Nobody leans on Sharky's Machine. [Theatrical]
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Did You Know?
This movie was made and released about three years after William Diehl
's novel "Sharky's Machine" was first published in 1978. See more
The license plates on Murray's car and the senator's car both simply say "Bicentennial" across the top with "81-82". All Georgian license plates at that time had Georgia written on them. See more
[Asian thug shows off some butterfly knife flipping in front of Sharky
What is he auditioning for a job at Benihana's?
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Performed by Doc Severinsen
By Bob Florence
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